BlackHaddock (2440) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - APR 10, 2012
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Part of the 2011 Wetherspoons Autumn Beer Festival list: reviewed in Bewdley.
Hand pulled pint into a UK sleeve: copper body, clear but not bright, thin white head with no lacing produced.
The smell was mostly of biscuity malts, digestive at first, then as the beer warmed a little the aromas became sweeter and caramel along with hints of toffee appeared.
The taste was also on the sweetish malty side, with a wooden dryness at the end of each sip.
Not wishy washy, but no real body depth, a beer which I’d pass on next time.
oh6gdx (18799) - Vasa, FINLAND - DEC 10, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask@Sir John Oldcastle, London. Amber colour, small white head. Aroma is fruits, mild nectary notes as well as some slight herbal and mild wooden notes. Flavour is fruity, caramelly, nectary and mildly herbal. Ends in a quite rich green apple flavour.
maeib (7634) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - NOV 16, 2011
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Cask conditioned Handpump Railway Inn Rushden. A golden beer with a white head and lace. Biscuity malts. Plain and simple. A hint of nuttiness. Served too cold. lacking much of anything especially Autumnalness.
ladnewton (1147) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 7, 2011
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask at the St John Oldcastle (JD Wetherspoon) Farringdon, London on 31st August 2011. Amber with thin whitish head and a lot of pattern lacing. Berry fruits and woodland pungency in aroma. Burst of raspberry and citrus in-mouth, with mild spiciness and a touch of grass before a mainly citric finish. Cheesy hoppy echoes afterwards. Zingy mouthfeel, rather pleasant easy drinking and refreshing, although one pint was "enough".
imdownthepub (8547) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - NOV 4, 2011
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask conditioned at a Wetherspoons. Cloudy gold with no head. Served cold and flattish. Quite a sweet beer, fruity, apricot with a hint of perfume. Slightly cloying in the finish. Not kept well, but some character does show through.
tombyars (1210) - Saltcoats, SCOTLAND - OCT 10, 2011
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tasted this in The Esquire House, Glasgow (JDW) in October 2011. Cask, handpump dispense. Clear copper amber in colour with a thin white head. Short note of green apple in the faint aroma. Thin but refreshing mouthfeel and poor lacing. Pale malts give a good digestive biscuit base with fat sultanas. Quick hop bite in the slightly dry, brief aftertaste. Finish is well balanced with woody dry notes present. An ok bitter considering the 4% ABV.
Bullit (3516) - Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - OCT 8, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask @ Sir John Moore, JDW. Clear dark golden colour, creamy dense off-white head. Nose is caramel and vegetables. Flavour is caramel malts, bit of roastiness and ash. Slightly dry finish.
cgarvieuk (11109) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - NOV 2, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
cask in cloisters ... amber ... thin white head ... soft dry toffee nose ... light malt ... some summser fruits ... decent enough ... light hint of smoke